Avoiding Firework Frights - Helping your dog cope with fireworks

It seems that firework celebrations start earlier each year and are not limited to a one day event!

The run up to bonfire night and Guy Fawkes’ night, plus the celebrations for Diwali and New Year’s Eve, mean that the months of November and December can be a stressful and frightening time for many dogs. However, with careful planning, firework celebrations do not have to turn into ‘fright night’ for your dog.

Even if you have not had a chance to prepare your dog for coping with fireworks, or are not sure how they will cope, help is at hand with our FREE resources.

Greyhounds & Sighthounds - Specialist Expertise

If you live with an ex-racing greyhound or a sighthound, you may have noticed that your dog has some particular traits or quirks that can leave some trainers baffled. But don’t fear, help is at hand!

Happy Hounds is owned and run by Susan McKeon, who is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist, and widely recognised as an expert in greyhound & sighthound behaviour.  Susan specialises in helping greyhounds adjust to life post-racing, and has worked with sighthound clients in the UK, Europe and USA. She is also a regular speaker at national and international conferences about greyhound behaviour and training post-racing.

 

 

FREE Boredom Busters Ebook

Just like humans, dogs can become bored and go ‘self-employed’! It could be said that: “The devil finds work for idle paws and jaws!” (to put a spin on a well-known phrase).

Our dogs don’t destroy things or exhibit behaviours we don’t like out of spite! Rather than intentionally breaking the rules, dogs tend to form habits they enjoy.

If you’d rather your dog formed habits you like, our handy ‘boredom busters’ booklet provides lots of fun activities which will help your dog channel some of their mental and physical energy into habits that you can both enjoy.

Looking for Training Advice?

There is a lot of dog training advice on the Internet; some of it good and some of it not so good.

But how do you know what is good advice and what isn’t?

At Happy Hounds our mission is to help you to have a great family dog and to enjoy life with your canine companion. With this in mind, we have a range of FREE resources providing practical, and ethical, training and behaviour advice which cover many common training questions.

Looking for training or boarding?

Unfortunately, we no longer offer training classes, 1-2-1s, or home boarding as Susan now works full-time for a national dog charity.

If you’re looking for details of local trainers, click here or if you’re looking for home boarding, click here.

Advice & Resources

Specialist Expertise with Ex-Racing Greyhounds

We have extensive knowledge and experience of working with and training ex-racing greyhounds, and have a range of FREE resources on some of the most common training and behaviour questions about these retired athletes.

Free Training Advice & Resources

If you’re looking for some general training advice, why not check out our free advice leaflets and resources.

Greyhound Behaviour

Find out more about ex-racing greyhounds & their behaviour with our FREE resources.

 

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‘Boredom Busters’

Help your dog channel their mental & physical energy & prevent boredom.

 

Download our free guide

Training Advice

Check out our FREE resources which cover common training & behaviour questions.

 

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